April 23, 2014

Faculty and Staff News

ASU College of Health Solutions and College of Nursing & Health Innovation faculty continue to gain recognition for work that advances the health field and supports the students they serve.

Jeff Cunningham, the former publisher of Forbes magazine and founder of Directorship Magazine, is joining Arizona State University as a faculty member at the W. P. Carey School of Business and the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication.

The teaching prowess of faculty members in ASU's New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences is being recognized both locally and nationally.

Arizona State University bioarchaeologist Jane Buikstra will be named an honorary doctor of science at Durham University this summer.

Arizona State University professor Lawrence Krauss was honored at the Academia Film Olomouc for his contributions to public understanding of science, and for his work in increasing awareness of science in society.

Mark Lodato, assistant dean at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, is a recipient of this year's Faculty Achievement Award for Excellence in Curricular Innovation at Arizona State University.

Four ASU professors will be honored with the Zebulon Pearce Distinguished Teaching and Outstanding Lecturer Award for their contributions in natural sciences, humanities and social sciences for 2014.

Regents' Professor Jane Maienschein was recently featured in an article from the American Association for the Advancement of Science about her journey through life and the research she conducts as director of Arizona State University's Center for Biology and Society.

Emily Talen, a professor in ASU's School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning, has been selected for one of this year's prestigious Guggenheim Fellowships.

Virgil Renzulli, who has led Arizona State University’s communications and outreach for more than a decade, is joining the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication as a professor of strategic communications.

Peter Held, curator of ceramics for the ASU Art Museum's Ceramics Research Center, was honored in March 2014 with two of the highest accolades possible within the field of ceramic education.

Arizona State University's Project Humanities is proud to announce the second annual Funniest ASU Teacher competition.

Arizona State University professor Cecilia Menjívar has been named a 2014 Guggenheim Fellow, one of a group of 178 diverse scholars, artists and scientists from the United States and Canada.

Two ASU professors in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences will be named 2014 President's Professors on April 18 at the Faculty Excellence Awards.

Thanks to the ASU Commission on the Status of Women, there is now a university-wide mentoring program in place to provide mentoring opportunities for all staff.

Dozens of adults and children explored a diverse Arizona ecosystem with ASU's School of Life Sciences faculty during the school's annual SOLS Takes a Hike.

The President's Award for Innovation provides formal recognition to ASU teams that have made significant contributions to ASU and higher education.

ASU faculty and staff are awarded for their work in developing creative and inspiring programs that advance innovation, sustainability and the health of Arizona communities.

ASU associate professor Pamela Marshall has combined her knowledge and love of science with her expertise in grant writing and curriculum design to help bring kids at a Glendale school into closer contact with their desert environment.

Information sessions on the Tempe and Downtown campuses will introduce the nationally-recognized Preparing Future Faculty program for graduate students thinking about finding a faculty position.

Cassia Spohn will be the next director of the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, part of the College of Public Programs at ASU's Downtown Phoenix campus.

The Sun Devil Service Award Luncheon, held on March 25, honored 169 ASU faculty and staff celebrating 25-, 30-, 35-, 40-, 45- and 50-year anniversaries.

Ming-Hung (Jason) Kao, assistant professor of statistics at ASU’s School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences, has won a coveted CAREER Award, given by the National Science Foundation to young academics expected to make significant impact in their chosen fields.

ASU Regents' Professor Rebecca Tsosie has been recognized for her research, advocacy and understanding of inclusive excellence in higher education.

Roy Curtiss III, a scientist at the Biodesign Institute at ASU, has been selected as the 2014 recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Society for Microbiology.

Professors are learning how to teach science, technology, engineering and math in a new "active learning" workshop at ASU.

ASU professor Larry Mays will receive the Julian Hinds Award for his unparalleled research on water resources and hydrosystems.

Two faculty members in ASU’s Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering have co-authored a book about the risky construction industry.

Two ASU professors in Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College have been selected as fellows of the American Educational Research Association, one of the most prestigious educational research societies in the world.

The Maroon and Gold Leaders Giving Program, a new scholarship endowment for faculty, staff, emeritus faculty and administrators, is nurturing the spirit of philanthropy on ASU campuses.